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Wood's Taylor makes BC commitment official

While it was tempting to choose Harvard, especially because of its academic reputation, Archbishop Wood's Frank Taylor said he couldn't pass up the chance to play Division I-A football.

While it was tempting to choose Harvard, especially because of its academic reputation, Archbishop Wood's Frank Taylor said he couldn't pass up the chance to play Division I-A football.

The 6-foot-3, 285-pound junior, a top offensive tackle, committed to play for Boston College on Wednesday afternoon at a news conference in the school's auditorium.

"I could have gone to Harvard, but it's been a dream of mine to pursue college football at the highest level," said Taylor, 17. "Boston College is a school that offers both worlds. There's a strong mix of academics and athletics."

A few weeks ago, Taylor visited Boston College for the second time. "I loved everything about it," he said.

In addition to Harvard, Taylor, who had 20-plus scholarship offers, also considered Michigan State, Pittsburgh, and Rutgers.

The Warrington resident, an Inquirer first-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania selection last season, is projected to be a center for the Eagles. "It shouldn't be that difficult of a transition for me," he said.

Taylor, who doubles as a defensive tackle, said he plans to major in business law or communications.

Also Wednesday, Wood running back Brandon Peoples announced his decision to play at Temple. The 5-10, 180-pound junior rushed for 1,100 yards last season.

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